Friday, August 26, 2022

Call for Judgment: Standardised Rule Books

Popular at 5-0 with 1 unresolved DEF. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 27 Aug 2022 18:31:19 UTC

Add a rule called Standardised Rule Books as the top-most dynastic rule:

This rule is to be followed irrespective of anything else stated in this rule.
The link to the governing ruleset is: (blank)

When this rule enters the ruleset, and whenever a Round is completed (where Round is defined by Winners at War), the link to the governing ruleset above should be updated by the announcer to be a link to the most recent legal revision of the ruleset from its wiki history page as it exists at the time of that event occuring.

With the exception of the rule Standardised Rule Books, all players are to follow the dynastic rules of the governing ruleset as if they are the current dynastic rules, rather than following the dynastic rules of the current ruleset. If no link to the governing ruleset exists, the current dynastic rules are to be followed instead.

This is a bit of a messy rule to write, but I’m conscious that there’s a bunch of proposals now flying around that could impact bouts depending on when they’re enacted. Since we have a formal timeline now, I figure why not block the changes until rounds are concluded.
(I was on the fence about whether to do this as a proposal or a cfj. On one hand, it’s more rules heavy than a cfj would be, but on the other, it kinda needs sorting before a bout is messed up by balance changes.)
Edit: Changed this post entirely to now use ruleset revisions.


Josh: he/they

26-08-2022 12:56:03 UTC

What has worked in the past is to specify that each Bout has a specific edit of the ruleset associated with it, whose version of the named rules is definitive for that Bout; it’s easier to administer than a lot of messy duplicate rules in the ruleset that have varying degrees of applicability from Bout to Bout

SingularByte: he/him

26-08-2022 12:57:38 UTC

I don’t suppose you have an example of those that I can copy from, in that case?

Josh: he/they

26-08-2022 13:37:48 UTC

The keyword Environment in this ruleset:

SingularByte: he/him

26-08-2022 14:43:06 UTC


Brendan: he/him

26-08-2022 20:10:32 UTC


Josh: he/they

26-08-2022 20:44:24 UTC


Trapdoorspyder: he/him

26-08-2022 21:00:01 UTC


Darknight: he/him

27-08-2022 00:30:02 UTC



27-08-2022 14:59:48 UTC